E.serrulata.JPG (34690 bytes)Eremophila serrulata: is a member of the Myoporaceae family and is known as the Green Fuchsia Bush. This is not a relevant name. Green Emu Bush would be more appropriate.
Eremophila serrulata is a medium shrub that may reach a height of two metres. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate, very sticky with an irregularly toothed margin. They are slightly crinkly.
Tubular flowers are about 2.5 centimetres long, green to brownish green and held on S-shaped pedicels (flower stalks). Although not prominent the blooms attract honeyeaters.
Foliage and dense growth habit (remember to tip prune regularly) are attractive features.
The Green Emu Bush has a wide distribution and is found in western New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.
We collected cuttings, of the species, around Cobar in western New South Wales. We now have a number of specimens scattered throughout our gardens with more plants ready to be planted. Eremophila serrulata has proved to be hardy and fast growing.
The Green Emu Bush could be grown in native shrubberies.
Propagate from cuttings.